Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Says Linux Threat a Sensationalised Misconception
Aug 26, 2004, 17:30 (19 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is no threat to Microsoft and any claims to the contrary
are simply a misconception created by sensationalism and media
hype, Microsoft Australia's platform strategy manager Paul Roworth
said on Wednesday.
"Linux, he said, receives far too much publicity because the
truth is that Linux is not challenging Microsoft's leadership
position in the marketplace. Speaking at Microsoft's partner
conference on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Roworth said Microsoft's
losses are generally sensationalized; low profile wins by Linux are
over-rated, all of which contributes to the misconception..."